Board of Directors


Carole Crosby














In addition to Sarasota, I have been active in Alliance Française chapters in Chicago and suburban Detroit, as well as serving as the president of the Federation of Alliances Françaises, U.S.A., Inc.  I have a passion for France,  things French, including the French language, which I attempt to speak, and francophone culture, which I continue to study.

Vice President &
Corporate Secretary

Stan Valerga


Stanislaus RP “Stan” Valerga is a retired U.S. Senior Foreign Service Officer who spent much of his career in Francophone countries.  He has been a Sarasota resident off and on since 1991 and a AFS member since 2010.
“I am an unabashed francophile especially ‘à table’ and go to France at least  once every two years.  The attachment is me having a laugh with then PM Jacques Chirac in Lyon in about 1988.”



Chair – Education Committee

Jocelyn Van Tuyl


Jocelyn Van Tuyl is Professor of French Language and Literature at New College of Florida, the state’s public liberal arts honors college.  Dr. Van Tuyl earned her Ph.D. in French at Yale University.  A specialist in the works of Nobel Laureate André Gide, Dr. Van Tuyl co-chairs the North American Association Gide and is the author of André Gide and the Second World War: A Novelist’s Occupation.

Chair – Community Connections

Moniques Govostes




Chair – Casse Croûte

Charles Schlotter




Chair – Club Littéraire

Emile Langlois